We stayed at Seven Wonders for 2 nights. It had a nice atmosphere with lots of other travellers around. The campfire at night was a nice touch after a long day of hiking around Petra. The tents were adequate, the beds a bit hard but we didn't expect much after all this is a camp site. The bathrooms were clean enough and had showers. We paid 35JD per person per night, which included an ok breakfast and a well prepared dinner buffet. The location wasn't the best as it was out of town and we had to get shuttled by the camp to and from the entrance to Petra which cost 5 JD each way. All in all it wasn't a bad experience based on the camp itself however, some of the individuals running the place didn't come across as the most trustworthy types. We are both seasoned travellers and know when people are trying to pull a fast one on us. We watched them tell straight out lies about costs for taxis, buses etc. to other travellers including us. The advantage they had was their location as it was out of town and you relied on them to get you into the city centre.
Our plan was to go to Aqaba after Petra. We knew that buses ran daily including weekends from Wada Musa to Aqaba at a 3.50 JD per person. After we told them that we needed a ride to the bus station, he proceeded to tell us that its the weekend and that the buses may not be running. He advised us that the bus cost is 7JD per person. Please note that the cost for the air-conditioned large JET bus from Amman to Aqaba only costs 8.80 JD which is twice the distance. He offered to get us a taxi to Aqaba for 60 JD if he can't get a hold of the "bus company".
So after trying to keep us on our toes and making several phone calls with the "bus company" he told us that there was only 1 bus early in the morning. He also told us that the taxi from Aqaba city centre to south beach will cost us 20JD…it shouldn't cost you more than 5JD.
Until this point we had nothing but good experiences in Jordan and its people however these guys give Jordanians a bad name.
If you stay at this camp please take what they tell you with a grain of salt and use your best judgment.
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- Also Known As:
- Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp Hotel Petra / Wadi Musa
- 7 Wonders Bedouin Camp
- Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp Jordan/Petra - Wadi Musa